Campus groundbreakings: North Avenue Academic Building, Kean University
This six-story, 114,700-square-foot mixed-use building will house the health and computer science programs and serve as a campus gateway when it is completed in July 2015.
Funded by $36.9 million in state bonds, the facility was designed by Gruskin Group (N.J.), which also worked on the Green Lane building, a gateway to the opposite end of campus that has similar exterior finishes.
Health Pavilion, University of Indianapolis
A four-story, $28 million facility for health care and wellness-related academic programs, the Health Pavilion will also offer clinical services for the broader community.
The building, designed by CSO Architects (Indianapolis), will be a new gateway to the UIndy campus and a landmark for the University Heights neighborhood.
The 156,000-square-foot building is being constructed by local developer Strategic Capital Partners, which will lease space to the university. Faculty, students and healthcare professionals will collaborate on education and research there. The anticipated opening is August 2015.
Student housing complex, Wabash College (Ind.)
This $15 million, 136-bed complex will include two 38-bed halls, two 16-bed lodges and two duplex-style townhomes with 12 beds each.
Being built on the west side of campus, the project includes increased parking and links to the main campus via landscaped walkways.
Designed by Shepley Bulfinch (Boston), the complex should be completed during the 2015-16 academic year.